The Mentalist


Season 3, Ep 12, Aired 1/20/11
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  • Episode Description
  • Competition is in the air when Patrick Jane goes head to head with a criminal profiler that the CBI has been assigned to work with. Both are out to prove their methods are the better way to solving a double murder.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Simon Baker

    Patrick Jane

  • Robin Tunney

    Teresa Lisbon

  • Tim Kang

    Kimball Cho

  • Owain Yeoman

    Wayne Rigsby

  • Amanda Righetti

    Grace Van Pelt

  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • Leave the science to shows that actually understand science.

    By MikeMeyer3, Jan 21, 2011

  • Jane goes head to head with a Behavioral specialist. I can't say Behavioral Sciences Expert 'cause well... you know...

    By sifichick, Jan 23, 2011

  • 1/20

    By thefanof, Jan 25, 2011

  • Really like this episode!

    By mary00, Jan 30, 2011

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Jane: Valerie was deeply guilt-ridden over hitting the homeless guy. She started collecting soap, shampoo and crayons. She was taking kids hiking. She probably volunteered her time--

      Lisbon: In a homeless shelter? Sometimes you act like I don't know jack.

      Jane: More rhyming.

    • Lisbon: (to Jane and Dr. Montague after catching a suspect.) Darn! With him in the back, there won't be room for you two.

      Jane: Well, how are we gonna get back?

      Lisbon: Take the bus.

      Jane: He was our driver!

    • Dr. Montague: Where is everybody? I thought we were working the night shift.

      Jane: Oh, hi. Everybody's out catching the killer.

      Dr. Montague: Seriously?

      Jane: No, I'm joking.

      Dr. Montague: Oh.

      Jane: That was sarcasm. Uh, they're out catching the killer.

    • Dr. Montague: You are an attractive and stable character.

      Rigsby: Thank you.

      Dr. Montague: But, I don't need to conduct an analysis to see that you're still in love with someone else. The probability of us having a succesful relationship is no more than 20%.

      Rigsby: 20%?

      Dr. Montague: Mm-hmm, tops.

    • Lisbon: What did you just say?

      Jane: I wrote the letter from the Caveman.

      Lisbon: Yeah, I heard you the first time.

      Jane: Why'd you ask me to say it again?

      Lisbon: It was a rhetorical question!

      Jane: I just wanted to stir things up, just, you know, give Montague a little prod.

      Lisbon: I get it. She irks you.

      Jane: No, she doesn't irk me. I like her. In fact, she amuses me.

      Lisbon: Yeah, and in the meantime everybody's freaking out because they think there's a serial killer on the loose.

      Jane: Well, there's that, but... That was her story. She made that up, not me.

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    Notes (3)

    • This episode had 14.8 million viewers when it originally aired.

    • International Episode Titles:
      Czech Republic: Krvavá �tvanice (Blood Hunt)
      Germany: Harte zahlen (Hard numbers)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Canada: January 20, 2011 on CTV
      The Netherlands: January 27, 2011 on SBS 6
      United Kingdom: March 11, 2011 on Channel 5/Channel 5 HD
      Australia: March 20, 2011 on Nine
      Germany: May 8, 2011 on SAT 1
      Sweden: May 17, 2011 on TV3
      Czech Republic: March 21, 2012 on TV Nova

    Trivia (1)

    • The ladies are dead, I crushed their heads, And after the lash, They go into trash. This poem was written by Jane trying make it look like a message from the Caveman.

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